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Remnants of an old mine, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

Description 

This area covers everything to the west of the Central Pinnacles and includes the Mushroom Boulder, The Ingot, The Mine Shaft, Bullet Hole Wall, the Lost and Found Crag and others.

Less frequented than the other parts of the Pinnacles, this area is a good place to escape the more crowded crags of the Central Pinnacles. Routes tend to be on huge blocks/boulders with a few exceptions.

Goldstrike (5.9), Kodiak Arrest (5.10d), Golden Opportunity (5.10d), Pocket Full of Shells (5.11c) and Harsh (5.12c) are all recommended routes of the area.

Getting There 

Starting from a large clearing southwest of the Pistol Whipped Wall head west and then northwest along a narrow dirt road (passing an old cement foundation on the left) which leads to a large circular parking area (used for the Mushroom Boulder, Bullet Hole Wall and The Ingot).

The road continues west and then southwest passing some old mines on both sides of the road, and then uphill for a section until you reach another parking area near the Vice Wall (park here for the Vice Wall, Double P Wall and The Saloon).

Further along the road heads south and downhill passing a parking area for The Mine Shaft, which sits just past an obvious open mine.

It's about a 10-20 minute walk from the Central Pinnacles depending upon which crag you're visiting; driving will lessen the approach time, but be advised that larger/longer vehicles may have some difficulty in negotiating the narrow, twisting dirt roads of the area; a four wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',4],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',9],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pinnacles West:
Sunkissed   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Pit
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Featured Route For Pinnacles West
The bolt line of Heatseeker.

Heatseeker 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : The Pit
Start on the far right side of the Pit. Try to avoid using the walls behind and to the right. Move up past the first two bolts on thin edges and continue up on nice jugs, passing the third and fourth bolts. Some slab climbing is encountered higher up. Finish atop a large ledge; the anchor, used for all three routes, is on the pillar above the ledge. Some may feel this route to be a bit contrived; I understand that the space is tight and the easier climbing really does ta...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Pinnacles West Slideshow Add Photo
An old mine in the area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
An old mine in the area. Photo by Blitzo.
The Mine Shaft. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
The Mine Shaft. Photo by Blitzo.
An interesting rock formation, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
An interesting rock formation, Holcomb Valley Pinn...
The Ingot, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
The Ingot, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

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